Pan Fried Skate with Black Butter and Capers

Pan Fried Skate with Black Butter and Capers

Dinner in a dash - you'll fly through this quick, classic way of cooking skate wings in black butter from Mitch Tonks

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 15 min
Serves: 2

3 tbsp vegetable oil
2 skate wings
75 g salted butter
1 tsp red wine vinegar
tbsp extra-fine capers
1 lemon, juice only
2 tbsp roughly chopped parsley

1. Set the oven to 200C/Gas 6. Heat the oil in an ovenproof frying pan and add the skate wings. Fry for 1-2 minutes on each side, until golden.
2. Transfer the fish to the oven and roast for 6-7 minutes, until tender.
3. Remove the fish to serving plates and keep warm.
4. Melt the butter in the pan over a high heat until the it begins to brown.
5. Add the vinegar, capers, lemon juice and chopped parsley. Pour the brown butter sauce over the skate and serve immediately.


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